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The twelfth card : a Lincoln Rhyme novel

by Deaver, Jeffery,

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Paperback Fiction PAPERBACK Deaver
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Paperback Fiction
Call Number  PAPERBACK Deaver

"Deaver's labyrinthine plots are astonishing"( The New York Times Book Review ) in this bestselling thriller featuring a hitman who is out to kill a young girl in Harlem and in order to save her, Lincoln Rhyme has to solve a cold case that's over 150 years old.

Unlocking a cold case with explosive implications for the future of civil rights, forensics expert Lincoln Rhyme and his protégé, Amelia Sachs, must outguess a killer who has targeted a high school girl from Harlem who is digging into the past of one of her ancestors, a former slave. What buried secrets from 140 years ago could have an assassin out for innocent blood? And what chilling message is hidden in his calling card, the hanged man of the tarot deck? Rhyme must anticipate the next strike or become history--in the New York Times bestseller that proves "there is no thriller writer today like Jeffery Deaver" ( San Jose Mercury News ).
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The popularity of Deaver?s novels about quadriplegic police detective Lincoln Rhyme and his legwoman Amelia Sachs depends mightily on their personal stories (i.e., their romantic relationship, their struggles with depression and physical impairments) and the ingeniously twisted crimes they solve. Both elements have been served better in the past. While the plot is properly perplexing (why is a 16-year-old Harlem high schooler being stalked by a ruthless killer?), fans will be baffled by Deaver?s decision to move series supporting player NYPD lieutenant Lon Sellitto closer to center stage, thus significantly limited Rhyme?s presence in the story. Boutsikaris, an accomplished theater and film actor, and one of the better audio performers, provides a crisp narrative that moves the story quickly enough to build and maintain a fair amount of suspense, even through several lengthy plot recaps. He exhibits both versatility and imagination in finding the right voice for most of the characters, from the impatient, almost fussy Rhyme to the gruff and emotionally conflicted Sellitto. Simultaneous release with S&S hardcover (Reviews, April 18). (June) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information."

Additional Information
Series Lincoln Rhyme mystery
Has a small appearance in "XO"
#1 - The Bone collector
#2 - The Coffin dancer
#3 - The Empty chair
#4 - The Stone monkey
#5 - The Vanished man
#6 - The Twelfth card
#7 - The Cold moon
#8 - The Broken window
#9 - The Burning wire
#10 - The Kill room
#11 - The Skin collector
#12 - The Steel kiss
#13 - The Burial hour
#14 - The Cutting edge
Subjects Rhyme, Lincoln -- (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Police -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
African American teenage girls -- Fiction.
Murder for hire -- Fiction.
Quadriplegics -- Fiction.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery fiction.
Publisher New York :2006
Edition Pocket Star Books premium edition.
Language English
Notes Includes a preview of: The sleeping doll.
Description 546 pages ; 19 cm
ISBN 0743491564
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